MMO Year in Review: A Star Wars Galaxies postmortem (April 2015)

    
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This year, we’re taking a time-machine back through our MMO coverage, month by month, to hit the highlights and frame our journey before we head into 2016.

Raph Koster kept our commenters occupied in April with his long retrospective on how Star Wars Galaxies worked and whether it failed. The Button took hold of the gaming world, WildStar F2P rumors ran rampant, and Greed Monger completely imploded.

Bonus: Someone coined the term “SHMOBA” unironically. That makes it all worthwhile. Check out the whole month below.

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Smiggins
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Smiggins

Death to SWTOR!!! GIVE ME GALAXIES 2!!!

schmidtcapela
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schmidtcapela

I swear, when I saw the banner, the first thing that crossed my mind was Wall-E with a lightsaber.

TogashiKokujin
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TogashiKokujin

LordSolarMacharius Thanks for posting that :-)

JudgeDavid101
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JudgeDavid101

All of those dead Ewoks, sniffle. The Emperor had his revenge.

Hurbster
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Hurbster

Karl_Hungus The answer is EVERY YEAR !!!!

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus
Rozyn
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Rozyn

Damn, all that wholly unnecessary Wildstar drama over the entirely expected and un-shocking F2P switch happened only in April? It seems like it was so much longer ago than that… Remember how people were hyperventilating and hunkering down in their end-of-times denial bunkers? And yet, the world still spins. Wildstar is still an OK game. There’s a lesson about game drama here.

TimothyTierless
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TimothyTierless

Note to self.
Win lottery
Pay/Bribe Koster to make “Galaxy Wars among the Stars” a sci-fi world sim that is in no way shape or form anything like SWG ™…but has warrior monks and light swords and scoundrels…

LordSolarMacharius
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LordSolarMacharius

Off topic a bit but watch as Darth Vader ruins Christmas :)

http://videosift.com/video/Darth-Santa

boredinBC
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boredinBC

The death of SWG was without a doubt the underlying motif for MassivelyOP’s 2015.